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New York City Zoos & Aquariums


Courtesy of the Bronx Zoo
Visit a New York zoo and New York aquarium for wonderful family activities throughout the year.
 
An easy New York subway ride, bus trip, or ferry sail can take you to lions, and tigers, and bears. Oh my! As well as sharks, gorillas, penguins, pandas, lemurs, and so many more exotic animals. All this wildlife, right here in New York City!

Enjoy the Bronx Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo (Brooklyn Zoo) and Wildlife Center, the New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and the Staten Island Zoo.
 
 
 
 

Bronx Zoos

Bronx Zoo - ring tailed lemur - NYC ZoosBronx Zoo
Bronx Zoo Address: Bronx Park - 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460
Phone number: 718-367-1010

Bronx Zoo Hours: Daily, 10am-4:30pm*; Weekends & Holiday, 10am-5:30pm*
*Animal exhibits close a half hour prior to park closing. The Bug Carousel and 4-D Theater are open until closing.
The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Bronx Zoo General Admission Tickets
Children under 3 years old are always free!
Wednesday is a suggested donation day. Every dollar you give supports our work in caring for animals at the Bronx Zoo and around the world.
 
All-Day Parking: Check for pricing
 
WINTER Total Experience Tickets (WINTER Total Experience includes Zoo admission plus unlimited access to the Special Rides & Attractions available on the day of your visit. Check signs at park entry for daily listing of "Today's Total Experience")

Bronx Zoo Special Rides & Attractions
Congo Gorilla Forest - Your special entry fee directly supports WCS field research
Zucker Bug Carousel - Take a spin on our one-of-a-kind ride
JungleWorld - See gibbons, otters, tapirs and more inside our Asian jungle
 
Bronx Zoo U.S. Military Discount Program
The Bronx Zoo offers year-round discounts to any active duty or reserve members of the U.S. Military when they present a valid military ID at the admissions gate. Discounted tickets are available at the admissions booths only, not through our online ticket store.
Discount includes: FREE Total Experience Ticket or General Admission ticket*
50% discount for up to three family members included on the same admissions transaction.*
*Military discounts are not applicable on Wednesdays at the Bronx Zoo or on Fridays after 3pm at the New York Aquarium.

Please note that some exhibits and rides are open weather permitting. All prices and schedules are subject to change.
 
More Information: Official Bronx Zoo website

Brooklyn Zoos and Aquariums

Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Zoo - red panda - NYC ZoosProspect Park Zoo and Wildlife Center
Prospect Park Brooklyn Zoo Address: Prospect Park - 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225
Phone number: 718-399-7339
 
Prospect Park Zoo Hours:  The Prospect Park Zoo is open 365 days a year.    
Fall/Winter hours: 10am-4:30pm, daily
Spring/Summer hours: 10am-5pm, Monday–Friday; 10am-5:30pm, Weekends & holidays
    
Prospect Park Zoo General Admission Tickets
Children under 3 years old are always free!

Coney Island AquariumNew York Aquarium
Address: Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk - Surf Avenue & West 8th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Phone number: 718-265-3474

New York Aquarium Hours: The NY Aquarium in Coney Island is open
Fall/Winter/Spring hours: 10am-4:30 daily (last entry at 3:30pm)
Summer hours: 10am-6pm (last entry at 5pm)
NY Aquarium General Admission Tickets (includes admission to 4-D Theater)
Children under 3 years old are always free!

More Information: Official New York Aquarium website

Manhattan Zoos

Central Park Zoo - NYC Zoos - Visctoria crowned pigeonCentral Park Wildlife Center and Tisch Children's Zoo
Central Park Zoo Address: Central Park - 5th Avenue & East 64th Street, New York, NY 10021
Phone number: 212-439-6500

Central Park Zoo Hours
The Central Park Zoo is open 365 days a year.
Winter hours: Daily 10am-4:30pm*
Summer hours: Monday–Friday 10am-5pm*
Weekends & Holidays: 10am-5:30pm*
*Last ticket sold 30 minutes prior to closing.

Central Park Zoo General Admission Tickets
General Admission tickets include entry to the Main Zoo and Tisch Children's Zoo.
Children under 3 years old are always free!

Total Experience Tickets
Total Experience tickets include entry to the Main Zoo, Tisch Children's Zoo, and one admission to the 4-D Theater.

More Information: Official Central Park Zoo website

Queens Zoos

Queens Zoo - NYC Zoos - AlpacaQueens Zoo and Wildlife Center
Queens Zoo Address: Flushing Meadows Corona Park - 53-51 111th Street, Flushing, NY 11368
Phone number: 718-271-1500
 
Queens Zoo Hours
The Queens Zoo is open 365 days a year.
Fall/Winter hours: 10am-4:30pm, daily
Spring/Summer hours: 10am-5pm, Monday-Friday
10am-5:30pm, Weekends & holidays

Queens Zoo Admission Tickets
Last ticket sold 30 minutes prior to closing.
Children under 3 years old are always free!
Members of the Wildlife Conservation Society receive free admission.

More Info: Official Queens Zoo website

Staten Island Zoos

Staten Island Zoo - NYC Zoos - porcupine puffer fishStaten Island Zoo
Staten Island Zoo Address: Barrett Park - 614 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10310
Phone number: 718-442-3100
 
Staten Island Zoo Hours
Open 7 days a week 10am-4:45pm
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Every Wednesday 2pm-4:45pm - Free Admission for all

Staten Island Zoo General Admission Tickets
Children under 3 years old are always free!
Free admission on Wednesday after 2pm, donations welcome.
Parking is free every day, with the exception of Special Events.
 
More Info: Official Staten Island Zoo website
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